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“Hunter Mountain, Catskill, NY Ski Review”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Hunter
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Owner description: Popular ski resort providing excellent runs and trails for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and snowshoeing.
nyc
1 review
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“Hunter Mountain, Catskill, NY Ski Review”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2011

Hunter Mountain, Catskill, NY Ski Review

The last few years, the conditions at Hunter Mtn.com have
become really torrid.

The season of 2009-2010 their main quad chair was out of service for -24- days or of 1/3 of the season. This season 2 other lift were down a majority of ski days.

Hunter Mtn lift system is quite old – 10 lifts date back to the 1970’s era 40 years

There’s no indication new lift are planned any time soon..

Could explain why savvy skiers are deserting Hunter in favor of Wyndam & Bellayre.

Skiers aren’t the only ones leaving Hunter mtn

Hunter Mtn.com Lost their Premium advertising Partners
Aspen / Snowmass, GM, Telluride, Cooper Mini, Windham,Toyota
Just to name a few.

Groomig at best appears to be minimal.

The mountain is basically a good ski mountain.
Their new senior management appears to be lacking responsibility.
More Bean Counters than Skiers – grooming lascks quality

Note to all skiers and riders.
If conditions are not pristine – don’t blame the snow makers
Blame their bosses for forcing shortcuts and minimal grooming.

Blaine Carter
PSIA Ski Instructor
blaine.carter68@yahoo.com

Visited February 2011
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New York City, New York
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“Spring Skiing - Not so bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2011

I'm not the biggest fan of small mountains but in this New York area you won't find mountains like in the West or even in Eastern Canada. It's only about 2 hours from NYC and if you just want to put on mileage, I suggest you go during the week when the trails are practically yours. I would not go during the weekends when the place turns into a teenage hangout with wild skiers and snowboarders.

Visited March 2011
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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“Close but few comprimises”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2011

Very happy with this mountain, comparing it to several in southern Vermont and one in Colorado. It's not the largest, but it has an excellent variety of terrain, is well kept, has good food and friendly staff, and is easily accessible from the NY Tri State Area.

Visited March 2011
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Wonderful ski location less than 2 hours from NYC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2011

If you ever wanted to try skiing, this is a great place to go. The mountain is easy to ski, the trails are well groomed and marked, and the mountain isn't nearly as big as it looks from the bottom of the slope. Easy lifts on and off and the lodges (2) at the bottom are spacious. Two drawbacks : 1.)Eating there will cost you a fortune--so bring snacks for the kids--or eat breakfast at the diner just South of the mountain ($3.00 for a bagel with egg & bacon) and 2.) The ski rental area is disjointed and confusing. Get your boots in one place, rent your skis in another and wait again for your helmet. Get zapped here, get zapped there and then you are out on the slopes. With no line at all, it still took me 20 minutes to get it all done. Rental return is easier but still a little confusing.

Overall, a great experience and highly recommend for beginners to moderately talented skiiers. Bring a thick wallet if your children get hungry.

Visited February 2011
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New York City, New York
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“day trip from NYC to Hunter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2011

Yesterday I went on a day trip through Highline Travel to Hunter Mountain for a ski lesson. Highline arranged for round trip transport, a beginner lesson, rentals, and the lift ticket for just $105, which was a great deal compared to other prices I saw. The bus ride was comfy and included free bagels, the lesson was extremely helpful, and the whole day was seamless. Hunter Mountain is a supportive place for beginners to learn skiing or snowboarding because so many others are also trying it for the first time. The staff at the resort as well as the staff at Highline were professional and genuinely concerned and friendly. I highly recommend the trip.

Visited January 2011
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